This week Professor Kenji Shibuya and colleagues published correspondence in the journal Nature, discussing the need to reform Japan’s research practices in light of recent scandals. The letter discusses the challenges prime minister Abe faces trying to strengthen Japan’s medical research industry at the same time as Japan’s international research reputation is being undermined by major research misconduct scandals. Tanimoto, Kami and Shibuya call for misconduct investigations to be open and formally conducted, in order that lessons can be learned [...]
Dr. Shinji Nakaoka, PhD, has entered GHP as our newest assistant professor. Previously Shinji worked at the Laboratory of Mathematical Modelling of Immune Systems, in the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences. With a PhD in applied mathematics at Shizuoka University and an undergraduate background in engineering, Shinji is an expert in mathematical immunology and predator-prey models. To find out more about Shinji’s background and publications, please read his profile.
Professors Shibuya and Gilmour from GHP, and Akira Oshima from Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, today published a letter in The Lancet about challenges to thyroid screening in radiation-affected areas in Fukushima. Their letter recommends a careful scientific and ethical reassessment of the newly-commenced thyroid screening program, which in its current form may not calm the fears of local residents, nor provide good scientific evidence concerning thyroid cancer risk.
The letter can be read here.
Fact-based view of the world: why developing vs. developed is meaningless
The Global Leadership Program (GLP) at the University of Tokyo and Japan Institute for Global Health (JIGH) are honored to host an open seminar on innovative data visualization, led by Professor Hans Rosling (Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institute and co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation). Professor Rosling is one of the world’s most popular statisticians notable for his 2006 TED presentation which has been watched more than [...]